Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Yogurt Drops

With two hungry boys I am always trying to come up with easy and delicious snacks. By the time they get home from school they are starving. I’ve learned to be prepared so that when they walk in the door I have good options so they don’t even think to ask for the junk. I have a special drawer dedicated specifically to after-school snacks. There’s also a section of the fridge where they can look if there’s nothing in the drawer that floats their boat. This week I added a frozen treat to their list of options!

For some reason my boys love cold snacks and treats. They will go for things like ice cream, frozen yogurt, and popsicles over a candy bar any day. Maybe it’s because it gets so hot here in the South? There’s nothing like a cold treat to cool you off and satisfy your sweet tooth all at the same time!

I happen to have an excess amount of strawberries in my refrigerator. Chocolate covered strawberries were my first thought but of course my hips decided that might not be the best idea. I looked in my pantry and spotted the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® and suddenly…chocolate covered strawberries were still a possibility! It took me a couple of attempts but my boys decided that my final version was “absolutely yummy!”

Of course you can simply freeze plain yogurt and it’s delicious but this is the kicked up, super tasty version! My”Chocolate Dipped Strawberry” Yogurt Drops version combines vanilla yogurt, Carnation Breakfast Essentials® and fresh strawberries.

They are so easy to make. All you need is a blender and maybe 5 minutes to drop them out on a pan. The hard part is waiting for them to freeze. After an hour or so in the freezer, you get a delicious, melt in your mouth yogurt drop that is so refreshing! Perfect for an after-school snack or really any time of the day. This is a better for you snack that your kids will absolutely love…that is if you don’t eat them all before they get home!

Now, while these are very kid friendly these are fantastic for all ages. They are great when you are craving something sweet but want to keep the fat and calories low. Make a batch and let me know what you think.

yogurt drops

“Chocolate Dipped Strawberry” Yogurt Drops
Author: Michelle
  • 1/2 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup Rich Milk Chocolate Flavor Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, washed & hulled
  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Use a spoon to drop about 1/4 teaspoon sized droplets of the mixture onto a parchment lined sheet pan.
  3. Freeze for 1 – 2 hours or until frozen solid.
  4. Peel off the parchment and enjoy!
  5. Store in a container or plastic bag in the freezer.
Serving size: 4 Calories: 101 Fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 21g Sugar: 16g Sodium: 61 g Protein: 3 g
[i]If you prefer you can use a storage bag with a corner snipped or a decorating bag and tip to pipe the mixture onto the parchment lined pan.[/i]

CBE_50yrs_lockup[1]With the great deal on Carnation Breakfast Essentials®, it’s a great time to whip these babies up! We have a sale in the current Advantage Buy flyer and there is also that great promo going that I shared a while back! As a reminder, your purchase will allow you to give a free breakfast to a loved one + help those in need + earn you a high value coupon!

Here’s a reminder…

  1. Simply pick up two Carnation Breakfast Essentials® products in one transaction at Publix between 4/26 – 6/30.
  2. Snap a photo of your receipt and text with keyword BREAKFAST to 811811 (email or upload options available too- see below)
  3. You’ll receive a confirmation and text instructions that includes a link that will allow you to send a FREE breakfast to a friend (in form of a coupon with max value of $7.99)

If you don’t want to text your receipt, you can also email a clear photo of your receipt to, or upload your image HERE. They have made it super easy to share a FREE breakfast with someone you love!

feeding americaRemember this is part of the Breakfast Across America promotion. Don’t forget that when you share that free breakfast with a loved one, Carnation Breakfast Essentials® will make a donation to Feeding America to feed those in need!

Carnation Breakfast Essentials Powder 8 – 10 ct, 2/$9 (sale through 5/15)
$2/2 Carnation Breakfast Essentials Nutritional Products Printable [Boxes, canisters or multipacks]
-$3/2 Carnation Instant Breakfast, 04/26 SS (exp 6/21) [Boxes, canisters or multipacks]
$1/1 Carnation Breakfast Essentials Complete Nutritional Product printable
$2/2 Carnation Breakfast Essentials Nutritional Product printable 
Just $3 each after coupon!

Grab your coupons then pick up a couple of boxes. Don’t forget to hang on to your receipt and share the love!

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